When is the best time to seperate Hosta bulbs and how do you do it?

Question by firestorment2000: When is the best time to seperate Hosta bulbs and how do you do it?
I have a few plants that are crowded and I would like to spread them throughout my yard. They make beautiful edging plants and thrive very nicley in my Zone 5 area. However, I’ve never done this before and would hate to kill my huge Hostas.

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Answer by Patricia S
Hosta are very hardy. They don’t mind being disturbed like some plants. When you dig them up you’ll clearly see individual rhizomes (swollen parts of the root) which you’ll be able to pry apart and plant elsewhere. You’ll actually be doing them a favor by eliminating overcrowding.

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3 Responses to “When is the best time to seperate Hosta bulbs and how do you do it?”

  1. connor g says:

    Just remember that it will take a few years for the plants to become huge again. Plenty of water helps!

  2. Squirrlee-1 says:

    I usually do this when they are up 2-3 inches. I need to thin mine out this yr. also. I have a broken leg and I’m not sure if I can get mine done. You wanna do mine too??? Good Luck

  3. peppersham says:

    yes,now in the spring,well after this cold spell is over. then just dig them and seperate them.Leave alittle dirt around the roots if you can and water after planting.

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